Six60

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Six60
SIX60 logo.jpg
Background information
OriginDunedin, New Zealand
Genres
Years active2008–present
LabelsMassive
MembersEli Paewai (drums)
Chris Mac (bass, synths)
Ji Fraser (lead guitar)
Marlon Gerbes (synths, samples)
Matiu Walters (vocals, guitar)
Past membersHoani Matenga (bass)[1]

Six60 is a five-piece New Zealand band that formed in 2008. Their self-titled debut album was released on 10 October 2011 on their own label Massive Entertainment. The album was produced and mixed by Tiki Taane and debuted at number one in the New Zealand charts and was certified gold within its first week of release[2] Their first two singles "Rise Up 2.0" and "Don't Forget Your Roots" reached number one and number two respectively on the RIANZ singles chart and were both certified double and triple platinum.[3] In 2018 the band won five Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards and were the most streamed artist by New Zealanders on Spotify.[4] On 23 February 2019, SIX60 became the first New Zealand band to play a sold out concert at the iconic Western Springs Stadium, to a crowd of 50,000 fans[5].

History[edit]

Six60 was formed in Dunedin; the founding members met while attending University of Otago. The band created their name from the street number of the house they lived at in Dunedin, 660 Castle Street.[6] As Ji Fraser said, "That's where it all began. It was the beginning of everything. It was a place that meant so much to us."[7]

Their local following developed from Dunedin to other student hubs around the country such as Auckland, Waikato, Christchurch and Wellington.

Six60's original EP, released in 2009, contained a track called "Someone to Be Around".[8] This track was left off their debut album but remains one of their most popular songs.

Six60 have a quadruple platinum number-one debut album with triple platinum-selling single "Don't Forget Your Roots", two double platinum-selling singles "Only to Be" and "Rise Up", two platinum-selling singles "Forever" and "Special", and one gold-selling single "Lost".

In early March 2013 the band was featured on George FM Breakfast's 'Damn! I Wish I Was Your Cover' series covering Rudimental's "Feel the Love".

In 2014, their song "Run for It" was featured on the trailer of ITV drama series Prey, starring John Simm.[9][10]

Chris uses a MOOG Voyager / Ernie Ball Musicman Sting Ray Bass. Matiu and Ji both play Fender Strats, while Marlon uses an MS2000 / Muse VIP / Fender Strat. Eli plays KDrums [kdrums.co.nz].

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
NZ
[3]
Six60 1
Six60 (2)
  • Released: 27 February 2015
  • Label: Massive Entertainment
  • Format: CD, 2xLP, digital download
1
  • RMNZ: 5× Platinum[12]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
NZ
[3]
Rise Up 2.0 EP
  • Released: 4 October 2010
  • Label: Massive Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
iTunes Session EP
  • Released: 20 December 2013
  • Label: Massive Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download
15
Forever EP
  • Released: 7 February 2014
  • Label: Four Music
  • Format: Digital download
Six60 EP
  • Released: 17 November 2017
  • Label: Massive
  • Format: Digital download
2
  • RMNZ: 2× Platinum[13]
"—" denotes an album that did not chart in that country.

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
NZ
[3]
"Rise Up 2.0" 2010 1
  • RMNZ: 2× Platinum
Six60
"Don't Forget Your Roots" 2011 2
  • RMNZ: 4× Platinum
"Only to Be" 5
  • RMNZ: 3× Platinum
"Forever" 2012 11
  • RMNZ: 2× Platinum
"In the Clear"
(featuring Paul Mac)
12
"Lost"
(featuring APO)
20
  • RMNZ: Gold
"Forever (Movie Version)" 2013 Vaterfreuden
(original soundtrack)
"Special" 2014 1
  • RMNZ: 3× Platinum[14]
Six60 (2)
"So High" 2015 10
"White Lines" 5
  • RMNZ: 2× Platinum[16]
"Purple" [A]
"Stay Together"
"Exhale"
"Don't Give It Up" 2017 4
  • RMNZ: 2× Platinum[18]
Six60 EP
"Rivers" 32
"Closer" 14
"Rolling Stone" 20
"Vibes" 9
  • RMNZ: 3× Platinum[20]
"Up There" 37
"The Greatest" 2019 3 TBA
"Universe" [B]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
NZ
[23]
"Lost" 2011 12 Six60
"Finest Wine" 5
  • RMNZ: Gold
"Home" 2013 9 iTunes Session
"Waterfalls" 6
"Someone to Be Around" 17
"Mother's Eyes" 2015 Six60 (2)

Guest appearances[edit]

Title Year Other artists Peak chart positions Album
NZ
[24]
"Catching Feelings"[25] 2019 Drax Project 5 Drax Project
"Kia Mau Ki Tō Ūkaipō / Don't Forget Your Roots"[26] N/A 10 Waiata / Anthems

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards Year Type Song or album Notes
New Zealand Music Awards 2011 Single of the Year "Rise Up 2.0" Nominated
Breakthrough Artist of the Year "Rise Up 2.0" Nominated
Peoples' Choice Award Nominated
New Zealand Music Awards 2012 Single of the Year "Don't Forget Your Roots" Won
Best Group Six60 Won
Peoples' Choice Award Won
Highest selling New Zealand Single "Don't Forget Your Roots" Won
Highest selling New Zealand Album "Six60" Won
Radio Airplay Record of the Year "Don't Forget Your Roots" Won
Album of the Year "Six60" Nominated
Best Electronica Album "Six60" Nominated

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Purple" did not reach the top 40 of the New Zealand Singles Chart, but peaked at number 3 on the Heatseekers chart.[17]
  2. ^ "Universe" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 12 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hepburn, Steve (11 September 2010). "Rugby: Field Matenga's chosen stage". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  2. ^ Weaser, Laura. "Interview: Matiu Walters - SIX60". Rip It Up. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d "Discography Six60". Recorded Music NZ. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Six60 reign as most-streamed local artist on Spotify". Stuff. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Hours before Six60 take to the stage for record-breaking concert". 23 February 2019. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  6. ^ Bailey, Thomas. "Six60". Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  7. ^ Gallagher, Sarah. "It was the beginning of everything". Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Six60 EP". Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  9. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJzvbTTpYGQ
  10. ^ http://open.spotify.com/track/2PNW6xeakw8dWGVnkKXRr3
  11. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Six60 – Six60 [2]". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  12. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Six60 – Six60 [2]". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  13. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Six60 – Six60 EP". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  14. ^ a b "New Zealand single certifications – Six60 – Special". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  15. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Six60 – So High". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  16. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Six60 – White Lines". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  17. ^ a b c d "New Zealand single certifications". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  18. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Six60 – Don't Give It Up". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  19. ^ a b c d "Top 20 New Zealand Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  20. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Six60 – Vibes". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  21. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Six60 – The Greatest". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  22. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 26 August 2019. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  23. ^ "Top 20 New Zealand Single Chart – The Official New Zealand Music Chart". charts.org.nz. Archived from the original on 13 March 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  24. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 16 September 2019. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  25. ^ "Drax Project Drops Single 'Catching Feelings' featuring fellow New Zealanders". BroadwayWorld. 4 September 2019. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  26. ^ "Waiata / Anthems". iTunes. 6 September 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2019.

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